sepia


1se·pia

noun \ˈsē-pē-ə\

: a reddish-brown color

Full Definition of SEPIA

1
a :  a brown melanin-containing pigment from the ink of cuttlefishes
b :  the inky secretion of a cuttlefish
2
:  a print or photograph of a brown color resembling sepia
3
:  a brownish-gray to dark olive-brown color

Origin of SEPIA

Latin, cuttlefish, ink, from Greek sēpia
First Known Use: 1821

Other Pictures (on film) Terms

daguerreotype, emulsion, fill, sepia, still, stop

2sepia

adjective

Definition of SEPIA

1
:  made of or done in sepia
2
:  of the color sepia

First Known Use of SEPIA

1827

Other Pictures (on film) Terms

daguerreotype, emulsion, fill, still, stop

se·pia

noun \ˈsē-pē-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SEPIA

1
capitalized : a genus (the type of the family Sepiidae) of oval-bodied cephalopods that comprise the cuttlefishes and have a saclike organ containing a dark fluid and an internal shell mostly of calcium carbonate which has been used as an antacid and in tooth and polishing powders
2
: the inky secretion of a cuttlefish or a brown pigment from it

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